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Obscure domain suffixes

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TeamRoyster, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. TeamRoyster

    TeamRoyster Regular Member

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    Been looking for domains and all the obvious ones are gone (.com, .net, .org & .co.uk) but EMDs for .uk.net and .us.com are available. How do these tend to rank?

    Is it worth investing in them or purchasing one of the usual suffixes with hyphens?

    Have no experience of ranking them so looking for some guidance.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. maradonna2010

    maradonna2010 Junior Member

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    i've had good luck with .me and .biz

    I'd stay well away from .info though as i've never managed to get one ranked.
     
  3. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    These are not real top level domains but a hoax. You will be buying subdomains which is borderline scam.

    If you buy us.com or uk.net it would be like buying TeamRoyster.blackhatworld.com and believing that you bought an actual domain. No search engine ever falls for this. G recently banned the co.cc domain and all the subdomains there took a dive. But AlmostAnythingElse.cc still ranks just as any other top level domain.
     
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  4. charmol

    charmol Junior Member

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    What about .co.uk though, really that is only a subdomain of the .uk TLD, but you just can't register a .uk site...surely co.uk must only carry the same weight as plc.uk or me.uk or any other SLD (or I would assume so at least)

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  5. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    No, official SLDs are fine. They are also known as Legal Second Level Domains and are treated as TLDs. Things like fed.us, fl.us, nhs.uk, sch.uk
    Even gov.bh lol

    A 2 letter combination is not enough to make a Legal Second Level Domain.
     
  6. charmol

    charmol Junior Member

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    Ah, I see, I must admit I don't understand quite all the nuances of how the internet structure actually works, it is enough for me that it just does :D

    I stand corrected hehe, always nice to learn something new

    I would always go for a TLD anyways, either COM NET or ORG, if my chosen domain name wasn't available I just make it a bit more creative :) Any local domain is a lot harder to rank internationally, and you almost always want to go for the american market, closely followed by the rest of the world. A co.uk is practically useless to me, we are such a small country lol :p

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    EDIT: Always liked the idea of being a ltd.uk though, once I register a company I will get one hehe
     
  7. TeamRoyster

    TeamRoyster Regular Member

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    I understand now! Thank you for the info as I had no idea.

    You learn something new every day. :D
     
  8. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    It would help to know that from all the generic TLDs like .com, .org, .info, .edu (all that are listed on wikipedia) only the following can have official second level domains:

    .aero (e.g. monrox.airline.aero or monrox.club.aero)
    .museum (e.g. monrox.amsterdam.museum, monrox.civilization.museum
    .pro (e.g. monrox.eng.pro, monrox.law.pro)


    Anyone selling stuff like gov.com, mil.info, au.net, xxx.org etc. etc. is simply pushing subdomains.

    Things get complicated for countires. Each country can decide whether to allow for additional extensions. For example Germany does not, the UK always requires it and Brazil offers both .br and com.br
    But since country specific domains carry a pretty large geographic weight when ranking, it won't be very reasonable to use com.br for an international website.

    In short it is better to go with monrox2k.com than monrox.uk.net (scam) or monrox.com.ca (unless you target users just from Canada).
     
  9. mtnman_sierras

    mtnman_sierras Newbie

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    Has anyone used .aero, .mil, .ac.uk, or .museum in their backlink structure? Do any of these domains carry the same link juice or authority as .gov or .edu backlinks?